TAFE NSW Course Number: 18911
National Course Code: ACM30110
Training Package: ACM10 Animal Care and Management
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Our Certificate III in Animal Studies course is for you if you want to work as an animal attendant or carer in kennels/catteries, animal welfare centres, quarantine, animal parks, research centres and pet shops.
We highly recommend you complete a personalised career and study profile to confirm this course is right for you, you will find the Career Voyage link below.
What are the entry requirements? (including Recognition of Prior Learning)
There are no formal education requirements for entry into this course.
Are there any additional local entry requirements?
A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).
Richmond College is enrolling students in this course at an advanced entry level only. You will need to have completed Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110) and have access to an animal care workplace through full-time or part-time employment or work experience, at least 1 day per week. Please bring this information with you to the compulsory information session.
Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.
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What kind of work could I do?
You can be an animal attendant or animal carer.
Pathway to university or higher education read more
What are the units I am required to complete?
||Participate in workplace communications
||Complete animal care hygiene routines
||Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
||Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
||Comply with infection control policies and procedures in animal work
||Contribute to occupational health and safety processes
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Care for young animals
||Provide enrichment for animals
||Carry out simple breeding procedures
||Provide basic care of birds
||Provide basic care of common native mammals
||Provide basic care of dogs
||Provide basic care of domestic cats
||Provide basic care of freshwater fish
||Provide basic care of mammals
||Provide basic care of rodents and rabbits
The successful completion of seven core units and five electives is required to enable you to gain this qualification. They will be selected by the teaching section at your first class.
The above list includes units being offered at this campus and that are required to complete this qualification. Other colleges may offer different elective options. For some courses the electives will not be listed however they will be discussed during your first class. Please see www.tafensw.edu.au for the full list of elective units available within this course.
How much is the course?
$419 per semester
For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.
Are there any additional costs?
Students are required to purchase manuals, protective clothing (approximately $45.00) writing materials and pay for excursion fees.
How do I enrol?
Register online by selecting the apply link below and attend the compulsory information session on Friday 6 December 2013 at 1.00pm or 5.00pm in Block K, Room KG.02 at Richmond College.
Please ensure you bring a copy of your transcript showing you have completed Certificate II in Animal Studies (ACM20110) and a letter from your animal care workplace showing you have 1 day per week employment/work experience to this session. If you do not provide this information on the day your registration will lapse and you will need to reapply when this course is offered again.
Please note: if you are unable to attend the compulsory information session on Friday 6 December 2013 please contact Christine Sercombe, Head Teacher Teacher on 02 4570 9026 prior to this date to be assessed.
After 6 December 2013 please contact Christine Sercombe, Head Teacher on 02 4570 9026 or Customer Service on 02 4570 9099 to find out if vacancies still exist.
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||Enrolling in the Animal Studies Certificate III couldn't be simpler.
If you are unable to apply online please call 131 870 for assistance.
||Information Session (Compulsory)
||Richmond College, Block K, Level G, Room 02
What is the proposed timetable?
Part Time Day: 8 hours per week x 36 Weeks
Tuesday: 9.15am to 6.00pm
I would like to talk to someone before I enrol
Christine Sercombe, Head Teacher email: firstname.lastname@example.org (02) 4570 9026
We are committed to enhancing all students' prospects to reach their potential and achieve a positive future. We recognise that for some students additional support services are fundamental to ensure success. We have the following expert support services available at each College which you may access by calling 131870 to make an appointment: Counselling and Career Development, Disability, Aboriginal, Multicultural, Outreach, Adult Basic Education and Open Learning Centre Support Services.
Need help deciding?
Our free online career and study planning tool can help.
You will receive a personalised career and study profile based on your responses. If you would like to discuss your results in person, please contact our Counselling and Career Development Unit by calling 131 870 to make an appointment. To get started click the link below: